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The moon landing occurred 50 years ago today. Like a few other events that I’ve experienced in my lifetime (the Kennedy assassination, the 9/11 attack, and the airing of the last episode of M*A*S*H*) I know exactly where I was, and who I was with, when I heard the news.
Not everyone believes that the moon landings actually occurred. Conspiracy theorists have managed to sustain public interest in their theories for more than 40 years, despite the rebuttals and third-party evidence. Opinion polls taken in various locations have shown that between 6% and 20% of Americans, 25% of Britons, and 28% of Russians surveyed believe that the crewed landings were faked. Even as late as 2001, the Fox television network documentary Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? claimed NASA faked the first landing in 1969 to win the Space Race
If you read the article below, you'll notice that there are MANY conspiracy theorists who maintain that the moon landing was faked.
To my knowledge, the only guy on the list who got what he had coming was Bart Sibrel, who was punched in the face by Buzz Aldrin:
If you believe that actually DID put a man on the moon, you'll appreciate a song released by R.E.M. in 2006:
Getting to the moon was not an easy task. The picture below is of the computer coding that was used to get us there:
Another example of the difficulty can be found in the 2016 film, "Hidden Figures":
Katherine Johnson, incidentally, is still alive, and will be 101 years old on August 26. On her 100th birthday, West Virginia State University honored her with a statue and scholarship dedication over the weekend.